Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days 2021

Plains Strong: Collaboration, Resilience and Community

SAVE THE DATE: June 9 – 11, 2021 | Lincoln County

Over 300 nonprofit professionals, grantmakers, community leaders, distinguished speakers, and elected officials will unite in Lincoln County to exchange knowledge and expand professional networks at the Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days conference.

This opportunity only occurs once every four years in the Northeast region which is composed of Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties.

What to Expect

The goal of RPD is to bring increased access to resources to support sustainable rural nonprofits, increase the engagement of funders in rural communities, and encourage effective collaboration on a regional scale. Meeting the needs of rural Colorado communities is what RPD is all about.

Northeast nonprofit professionals in attendance at the conference will be able to participate in more than 30 professional development opportunities.

The funder roundtables are a signature of the RPD program and provide a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with grantmakers in a rural setting.  In 2014, the 12 core funders of the statewide RPD program donated nearly $25 million to Colorado’s rural communities.

Community Engagement

RPD conferences convene nonprofits, funders and local governments to share ideas and develop collaborative opportunities in order to build the capacity of local organizations and communities to address regional social issues. These opportunities for rural community engagement include the pre-conference Listening Tour, Community Solutions Sessions, and additional capacity building in the years between conferences.

Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) is a statewide program that provides nonprofit leaders the resources they need to lead effective and sustainable organizations.

Our Goals

  • Rural Colorado’s nonprofit sector will have increased access to resources that support the operation of sustainable organizations in order to strengthen social impact.
  • Grantmakers are increasingly engaged with rural Colorado community leaders to ensure a better understanding of regional challenges and collaborative opportunities.
  • Rural communities have the resources needed to effectively collaborate on a regional scale by engaging nonprofit professionals, community leaders, government officials, and other statewide stakeholders.

RPD conference activities are collaboratively coordinated by a Regional Steering Committee comprised of rural nonprofit, government, and business leaders, Community Resource Center, and local foundation staff.

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Berkeley, Program Coordinator
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